DST INSPIRE Faculty Fellowship 2022 – Call For Applications Open

DST INSPIRE Faculty Fellowship 2022 – Call For Applications Under INSPIRE Faculty Fellowship. DST INSPIRE Faculty Fellowship Scheme 2022. INSPIRE Fellowship 2022. Interested applicants can check out all of the details below

Under “Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research (INSPIRE)” scheme of
Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, opportunities are provided to
meritorious young Indian students to study basic and natural sciences at the college and university level and to pursue research careers in both basic and applied science areas, including engineering, medicine, agriculture, and veterinary sciences.

INSPIRE includes multiple components, out of which the INSPIRE Faculty Fellowship
component offers post-doctoral fellowships to young achievers with Ph.D. qualifications in the age group of 27-32 years for 5 years to carry out post-doctoral research in both basic and applied science areas, including engineering, medicine, agriculture and veterinary sciences. Applications are invited for the year 2022 from eligible candidates under INSPIRE Faculty

Eligibility Criteria:

➢ Indian citizens and People of Indian origin with PIO status having Ph.D. degree (in science, pharmacy from any recognized university in the world.

➢ Candidates should possess a minimum of 60% (or equivalent CGPA

) marks throughout
their academic profile starting from the Senior Secondary Examination (Class 12 onwards).

➢ Those who have submitted their Ph.D. theses and are awaiting the award of degree shall
also be eligible. However, selection for the Fellowship will be confirmed only after the
Ph.D. degree is awarded.

➢ The upper age limit as on 1st Jan 2022 is 32 years for General Category. However, for
SC/ST/Women candidates, the upper age limit will be 37 years on the said date. For persons with benchmark disabilities (Divyangjan with not less than 40 percent of a specified
disability), the upper age limit will be 42 years.

➢ Publication(s) in highly reputed journals demonstrating outstanding research potential of the candidate.

➢ Candidates who are employed in regular/contractual positions within India may also apply for INSPIRE Faculty Fellowship for improvement and enhancement in their career
prospects but, upon selection, the candidates will need to resign (no lien or deputation or
any type of leave would be accepted) from the current job and organization before taking
up the INSPIRE Faculty Fellowship. The candidates, who get selected for regular position
in any institute/university after submission of IFF application, would be entitled to receive
the Research Grant only as INSPIRE Faculty Fellows.


Candidates who are within top 1% in Class 12 examination, IIT-JEE rank holders, 1st rank holders either in graduation or post-graduation level university examinations.


Each selected INSPIRE Faculty Fellow will be eligible to receive a consolidated amount of
Rs.1,25,000/- per month as fellowship with an annual increment of Rs.2,000/-. In addition, a Research Grant of Rs.7.0 lakh every year for 5 years will also be provided to each successful candidate. The consolidated amount of Rs.1,25,000 per month is an all-inclusive fellowship and taxable as per the Indian IT Act.

The INSPIRE Faculty Fellowship is for a maximum period of 5(five) years. No Fellow should
avail two fellowships concurrently during the tenure of this Fellowship period.

Fellowship component of INSPIRE scheme of DST through the web-portal https://www.onlineinspire.gov.in

How to Apply:

Interested and eligible students must apply and submit their application with all essential
documents through ONLINE mode only. Applications are to be submitted online on INSPIRE
Web-portal https://www.online-inspire.gov.in. Those interested in submitting applications have to register at this portal and submit the application online. Please read the guidelines available on the 3 portals carefully before submitting the application. This web- portal will be open from 1 st July 2022 to 15th August 2022 (till 23:59 hrs. IST) for the submission of applications. For further inquiries regarding INSPIRE-Faculty Fellowship component, please send an email to: [email protected]

Documents Required along with Application:

Before filling application form, please scan and save the following documents as separate files. The same need to be uploaded as required during the ‘On-line Application’ process.

For queries, please call us on 0124-6690020, 0124- 6690021.

Instructions for filling Online Application:

Applications must be submitted through online mode only. The application will not be accepted in any other mode except online mode. To apply Online, please visit the website:
https://www.online-inspire.gov.in and follow the process prescribed therein. The online application submission process shall start on 1 st July 2022 and will be available up to 15st August 2022 (till 23:59 hrs. IST).

Please click the link below to download guidelines for filling up online applications: https://online-inspire.gov.in

Apply Online

Last Date of Application Submission: 15th August 2022.

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